Today I’m absolutely thrilled to host the enchanting Bella here. Now, I can’t even recall how we connected, but I’m ever so glad we did. One Sister’s Rant is the place I head over to for a fix of humor. Bella never fails to have me grinning at her ‘rants’.  She’s witty, funny and profound…….and very affectionate! And she, like me, loves dogs.  I’m hoping that this is the start of many guest posts from her (take the hint, Bella!). But for now,  to read more of her fantastic stuff, please head over to One Sister’s Rant.

Thanks for this, Bella and for being you!

May you be inspired – everyday!

 

The women in my family have two things in common: their love for dogs and a sense of humor. I don’t know if it’s in our DNA, or if we were taught to believe that it’s important to have both. However, I do know we could not survive without them.

Yesterday my sister called and said, “Listen, if you croak before I do, you need to look up Charles Darwin and give him a message.”

“Yeah? What’s that?” I replied.

“Tell him that in his theory of evolution, he left out that those without a sense of humor don’t stand a chance of surviving.”

Yet the reality is that most people don’t see humor as vital to life; as an important tool to have in their tool box.

We tend to see humor as a pastime to indulge in when we’re relaxed, or worry and problem-free.

But what if I told you we have it all wrong?

That we should make time for humor, no matter the time, event, or situation?

Most of you would probably reply, “Easier said than done.”

And yet, it can be done.

 All it takes is the right attitude, perseverance, and discipline.

In having the right attitude, you’ll learn to laugh at yourself; you’ll understand that most things don’t mean the end of the world.

Perseverance will prevent you from reverting to your former self; to the way you were before you discovered humor.

Finally, discipline will ensure that you’re receptive, no matter what the circumstance.

And where do dogs fit in all this?

Dogs are great examples of how it’s possible to spread good humor wherever you go.

My dog Roxy provides everyone with friendly tail wags and plenty of doggie kisses.
I interpret this as Roxy’s way of saying, “Life’s too short to be in a bad mood.”
I would have to agree.
So the next time life throws you a curve ball, have a good chuckle.
Something tells me our laughter will make Earth a happier place to live in!